Animal Award 2020

Maddy Buttling

Buying My Dogs Everything They Touch

Jackson’s Painting Prize 2020
13 x 20 cm


“Painted from a screen-capture of a YouTube video, uploaded under a matching title. A famous family of dogs, vlogged in various scenarios by YouTuber ‘Jenna Marbles’.

This video sees her taking her dogs to a pet shop, picking out whichever toys or treats they touch, sniff, or paw at, and allowing them to take them all home. The moment in time selected for my painting is the pack’s car ride home.

A tribute to these ephemeral online dog-idols, an act of deification through paint.”